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The Employment Expert blog

Tailor Your Career Path with Continuing Education

on Dec 5, 2019 10:21:00 AM By | Sarah Perlman | 0 Comments | Education skills gap Soft Skills Technical skills
It's well known that there is a skills shortage among job candidates in the United States. According to SHRM's 2019 State of the Workforce report, 83% of respondents have had trouble recruiting qualified candidates in the last year. If you're looking for a job, this might sound like a discouraging implication that you aren't skilled enough. However, a look at the specific skills employers are missing will show how you can tailor your career path and prioritize growth to better your chances of finding a position.
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Ace Your Next Job Interview With These 7 Tips

on Apr 18, 2019 10:24:00 AM By | Sarah Perlman | 0 Comments | Interviews Soft Skills Follow Up
In 2012, I hired someone for the first time. It was strange to be sitting "on the other side of the table" and asking questions instead of answering them. Since then, I've had more practice and also benefited from discussing hiring practices with my peers. What I can tell you is this: every interviewer is different. That said, there are some universal tips that will make you a job interview superstar.
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It's Not Luck: The Importance of Soft Skills

on Mar 14, 2019 10:44:00 AM By | Sarah Perlman | 0 Comments | Job Seekers Interviews Soft Skills
Do you ever wonder why certain people seem to get any job they apply for? What is it that they have that others don't? It's not (usually) that they are extra lucky! The answer could be that they have better soft skills. Companies that want the best people are realizing that they need to look for strong soft skills in their candidates. But what are soft skills? Why are they important in the workplace? And how can job seekers demonstrate them?
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